Harriers Dominate at District Schools

Some terrific running this afternoon in the Kettering & Corby District schools XC qualifier, at West Glebe Park, with 5 individual winners & two clean sweeps with Harriers taking the first 4 places.

First race of the day saw an imperious performance from U17 Fynn Batkin who won the combined U17/U19 race over 4200m with ease by one of the biggest margins of the day, and on this form he will be a forced to be reckoned with in the county schools Championships. Josh Cannell also ran a super race to finish as 3rd U17.

Fynn Batkin (in Black) with a superb victory in the U19/U17 B race

In the Womens U19 race over 2800m, a shorter distance than usual, it was a clean sweep for the Harriers with a super victory for Claudia Nevett, with Bethan Lewis in 2nd place, Sophie Moss in third, and Amy Robinson in 4th. In the U17 W race, ran over the same distance of 2800m Harriet Jolley ran well for 3rd place, with Charlotte Maywood making a huge improvement from a year ago finishing in 5th and Alice Gammon also showing she has plenty to give over XC in 6th place, & Jen Robinson making her way back from injury also qualified for County schools with a strong run.

Claudia Nevett from Bethan Lewis first two U19's

In the U15B race it was an easy win for in form Dylan Bowley who shook off his competitors after the first lap to win in style over the 2800m course, with the fast improving Josh Geddes running a great race for 4th place.

Dylan Bowley eased to a comfortable victory in the U15 race

There was further success and another clean sweep in the U13 B race which was won with a terrific performance from Alfie Frayne, who led from the start to win with ease in what was undoubtedly his best XC performance. Ben Brooker who shook off his virus ran well for 2nd place, just ahead of Lucas Rogers in 3rd, with Adam Jawad getting stronger by the race withan impressive 4th place.

Superb victory for Alfie Frayne in U13B race


In the final race of the day Freya Batkin ensured brother Fynn did not hold a monopoly on teatime boasts with a terrific race to win the U15G race, with Mia Brockway just behind in second place, with Daisy Robinson in 4th & qualification for Skye-Lilly Kay, Natalie Short, Olivia Knibb & Isabella Moxey all with fine runs.

Freya Batkin with a terrific win in the U15G race the Harriers 5th on the day.

Terrific running from the squad who all progress through to the next round at Abington Park on 14th January.